Governor’s Academy for School Leadership Timeline & Training

Program Timeline - 2018 Cohort

  • Nominations accepted online: Aug. 21 – Sept. 22, 2017
  • Informational webinar: Sept. 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. CDT
    The GASL webinar started late on Sept. 15th due to technical difficulties and will be offered again on Wed., Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. CDT.
  • Interview and final selection: Oct. 5-24, 2017
  • Notification to selected fellows & mentors: Nov. 10-15, 2017
  • Regional orientation sessions: Nov. 15 – Dec. 7, 2017
  • Monthly internship begins: January, 2018
  • First weekend session at Vanderbilt for fellows: Jan. 19-20, 2018

2018 Academy Dates

  • January 19-20
  • February 23-24 (Mentors attend with fellows)*
  • March 16-17
  • April 20-21
  • May 18-19
  • June 11-15 (Mon. Fri. Summer Institute)**
  • July 20-21
  • August 24-25
  • September 21-22
  • October 19-20
  • November 9-10
  • December 14-15 (Closing ceremony on Sat. Dec. 15)

Training for GASL fellows will take place on the campus of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College in Nashville. Unless otherwise noted, Friday sessions will begin at 4 p.m. CT and end at 8 p.m. CT, and Saturday sessions will begin at 8 a.m. CT and end by 4 p.m. CT. Light snacks will be provided on Friday evenings, and lunch will be provided on Saturdays and most days during the summer institute.

*Fellows and mentors will both attend the February session.

**The summer institute will be held Monday through Friday, June 11-15, 2018. On Monday, June 11, classes will begin at 1 p.m. CT, and Tuesday through Friday classes will begin at 8 a.m. CT. Mentors will attend two days of the summer institute; these specific dates will be announced once available.

2017 Training Dates

  • January 20-21
  • February 24-25*
  • March 17-18
  • April 21-22
  • May 19-20
  • June 12-16 (Summer Institute)
  • July 19-21 (Combined with Aug. session)
  • August 25-26 – There will be no August session at Peabody
  • September 22-23
  • October 20-21
  • November 10-11
  • December 15-16

Training for GASL fellows will take place on the campus of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College in Nashville. Unless otherwise noted, Friday sessions will begin at 4 p.m. CT and end at 8:00 p.m. CT, and Saturday sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. CT and end at 4:00 p.m. CT. Light snacks will be provided on Friday evenings, and lunch will be provided on Saturdays and during the summer institute.

*Fellows and mentors will both attend weekend sessions on February 24-25.

**The summer institute will be held Monday through Friday, June 12-16, 2017. On Monday, June 12, classes will begin at 1 p.m. CT, and Tuesday through Friday classes will begin at 8 a.m. Mentors will attend two days of the summer institute; these specific dates will be announced once available.